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274 rogans 07/19/2021

A pleasant day to be on the beach.

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295 nedonnaman 07/18/2021 View full report 0
261 beattieb 07/16/2021 DISPATCH View full report 1
219 YHONA 07/14/2021

Walked along the wrack line at Quarry Cove and Cobble Beach after low tide exposure concluded. Did not observe anything out of the ordinary at either locations and amount of trash was low compared to previous wrack walks. 

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339 edjoyce 07/14/2021

All looked normal.

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23 Bob Harvey 07/13/2021

1 dead murre.  Low tide reveals mussel and seastar beds. Small temporary dunes have formed. Dune grasses have greened since May. Very clear day....happy people

 

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203 Nancy Thomas 07/12/2021

There were a lot of crow tracks, the sand has been shaped into many new dunes. One vulture hanging out near Sandpiper Shores beach entrance. Could hear the Driftwood Project in the distance. A lot of microplastic in wrack.  Wrack mostly small stones.  A few medium logs about.  One Snowy Plover enclosre is still up.  There have been 12 nests in the general area.  11 have failed due to high tides, crows eating eggs, disturbance by people and dogs, blown in sand which covers the nests.  Firework trash found on beach and many signs of campfires or wood that has been scorched or burned.  

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184 bluemoonjoanie 07/11/2021

With a low tide, it was a pleasure to be able to see so many sea stars and other creatures in the many tide pools on this rocky section of the Oregon coast. No human debris...ie plastics, glass...garbage! I did not have to pick up not one single item today; a record!  The driftwood fire is a video, 10 seconds. I can email. Would like to have for this report. Too large an area for a still photo.

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315 tabeag 07/11/2021

Quite a few people enjoying a Sunday morning walk on the beach at low tide, able to walk to Crescent Beach via the sand bridge by the first Bird Rock.  Significant amount of mussel harvesting on the first Bird Rock at Chapman Point, big bags of mussels carried away.  A variety of nesting seabirds, most still incubating, some with hatched chicks.  Many people tide pooling.  

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154 Eugene Hikers 07/08/2021

9 Eugene Hikers parked (2 cars) at Tahkenitch Campground parking lot - 3 other cars were there.  They hiked the beach access trail to the beach and south to Emergency Sign #115A.  Beach was sunny, 65 degrees, light wind from NW.  Observed 5 snowy plovers (Inc. 3 chicks) within roped protected area, a few seagulls flying by, no other birds.  There were 3-4 animal tracks from bluff direction to water (deer?).  Just one person observed, hiking and no dogs.  In the driftline there were a few shell pieces, rocks, stringy seaweed and "wormlike" marine life (pyrosomes).  There were hundreds of crab shells, adult and juvenile.  Eugene Hikers collected debris including building wood pieces and plywood, strofoam tubing or insulation, plastic bottles, marine rope, pieces of foam floats and notified beach ranger for removal.  

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254 Neskowin254 07/06/2021

Around mile 256 there was a sign lying on the beach that appeared to have fallen down at Bob Straub State Park, was swept into the water, and either floated across the Nestucca River or out to sea and then washed up on the beach (see attached photo).

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261 beattieb 07/05/2021

The holiday weekend was busy, fireworks, a championship lawn game, Dory fishing, and parking lot full most all day.  Heavy use.  The afternoon was much calmer and the beach cleaned up and dumpster emptied. 

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244 Victoria 07/05/2021 DISPATCH

Hot fireworks and smoldering fires on beach.

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220 Hillsideshack 07/05/2021

So thrilled to only find one (!!!!) piece of fireworks debris this morning ...in years past it has been 2 large trash bags on the 5th of July. It's possible that someone picked it up before me but I also didn't see any 4th of July remnants near the trash can. The black pipes coming out of the bluff have been joined by a fourth. Broken glass in the parking area. Lots of kelp in the wrackline.

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290 Foxglove290 07/05/2021

I choose to go out the day after the 4th purposly.  It is heart breaking to see what the public left on the beach and in the parking area.  We hauled off more then 200 lbs of '4th' trash.  

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246 TerryH 07/01/2021 DISPATCH

Dead harbor seal and the remains of a baby dolphin.  Noticed the baby dolphin a couple weeks ago but unable to get photo (no battery).  Now its pecked clean by the scavengers.  Submitted Marine Mammal Report.  Also, a lot of pelicans, perhaps a hundred feeding offshore and roosting on Poly Rock.  Nice to see.  

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338 Randy and Beth 07/01/2021

This was a barren/scoured clean mile. Only three gulls sighted. The approach to the beach from the parking lot was steep, but gentler than our visit in January. 

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285 Charyl285 06/28/2021

With the exception of the increased number of people on this mile, it was a very calm"day at the beach" group.  The high temperatures in Portland have brought folks streaming to this area.  This next weekend - July 4 - will probably break records with numbers.

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116 alaingamerica 06/27/2021

A lovely day during a minus tide event had many visiting the tidepools. I found my first Sea Cucumber! Also got several views of a lemon dorid. Did a Sea Star survey and did not find any wasted Sea Stars.  A gorgeous day and minus tide exposing beautiful boa kelp and and the summer season seems to have provided a nice increase in the kelp plant life.

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109 skimmer 06/26/2021 DISPATCH

I noticed the bright white color near the bluff through the very thick fog while walking at the waters edge.  Upon closer observation saw the sandbags and trail work so I returned the next day to take some pics.  Also, there is a disconnected pipeline.

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287 C Nelson 06/24/2021

Lovely early summer day on coast. Most notable wildlife observations were flocks of brown pelicans. It was nice to see how completely the sand has filled in previously eroded foredune areas. Also remarkable was absence of trash - only saw and retrieved one plastic water bottle, the fewest I've ever seen on the mile during a visit, and the bag of trash I carried out was the smallest I've ever collected.

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100 Cynthia and Kevin 06/24/2021

Wanted to clean up the beach area before the wind increased. Surprised at how many people were walking the beach at around 8.30am. They must have had the same idea. Very few dogs and only a few seagulls feeding. Not much debris today although it may have been covered by sand as we have had strong winds especially over last weekend, Father's Day weekend.

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307 Bald Eagle 06/23/2021

There were 5 people walking on the beach.

There were a few sand dollars and crab casings on the beach.  There were 3 sea stars near Arch Cape.  The beach was very clean.

There were about 30 brown pelicans on and around Gull Rock.

 

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201 kalninsp 06/22/2021

Nice calm foggy day. No body else on the south side of the bay during our visit. 4 people observed walking on the north side of the bay and crab pots were set in the bay but no boats observed. 

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201 kalninsp 06/22/2021

Nice calm foggy day. No body else on the south side of the bay during our visit. 4 people observed walking on the north side of the bay and crab pots were set in the bay but no boats observed. 

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193 SKMacK 06/21/2021

Very foggy evening. No obvious change in coastline appearance. 

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226 gsmeyer 06/21/2021

Human activities were typical for tourist season, with numerous people taking in the views along Otter Drest Loop and at the Lookout.  Nobody was parked at access points and nobody was on or near the shoreline. No notable wildlife was observed, just the normal common murres, gulls, and cormorants.  The only notable item on the shoreline was a large cylindrical chunk of what looked to be styrofoam on the first cobble beach north of the Lookout.  (Note the tree platform construction on the marine terrace remnant just north of mile 226.)

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238 Cathy238 06/20/2021

Low tides have resulted in quite a wide beach at this time of year. Accesses need to be carefully scrutinized before attempting, as they have changed at least and (some) have become unusable at most.

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102 beachnut 06/20/2021

Despite a fierce north wind and closure of the road to the lighthouse until 6:45, I was surprised that 6 vehicles parked at the lower beach lot. The upper lot appears destined for the sea. Only 3 people, 2 with 3 dogs, were walking north on this half of the mile. A few gulls and lots of wee sand hoppers were the only other life forms. No litter or dead critters, possibly buried by the blowing sands. Drift line was occupied by small stones and shell fragments.      What a difference on the southern half of this mile the next morning. It was calm and foggy at 5:30 and a bit warmer at 55 for a runner and a guy with 2 dogs. No litter or dead things here either. Stone beds, shell fragments and some kelp in the drift line. Gulls, crows and hoppers also here. Beach is building up noticeably closer to the South Jetty, covering large logs for the most part.

 

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244 Victoria 06/19/2021

Wind is in charge on the beach on this day highlighting rocks and shells on little sand pedestals.

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239 mlbutowitsch 06/17/2021

A beautiful, but extremely windy day.  Finding the sea stars was a first.  One orange one and 3 purple ones.

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185 Lfleming 06/17/2021

The walk started on a lovely day with people out enjoying the beach.  Then the wind picked up quite strongly and the beach emptied.  The sand has come back in so the cobbles were partially covered making it easier to walk.  On the cliffs were potentilla, armeria and in the wet areas, mimulus.  We counted 17 different species of birds.   The barnacle covered shoe was the most unusual thing we saw.  It had to have been in the water a long time for the barnacles to get that big. 

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130 [email protected] 06/17/2021

The sunken Sujameco is exposed.

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281 dianalt333 06/17/2021

Overall the beach was very clean, did not see any trash or plastic.  Wind was somewhat gusty at times and on the cooler side.  It was low tide with calm waves. 

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327 sultanym 06/17/2021

A quiet, cloudy morning walk on the southern end of mile 327 reveals considerable trash from human activities around fire pits on the dry sand area above the high tide line. We removed 15 pounds of trash in a SOLV bag and left at mile marker 5, Del Rey beach access entrance road (where the concentration of trash was highest). Notable wildlife sightings: 9 brown pelicans and 2 turkey vulture feathers. 

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283 CherieE53 06/16/2021 DISPATCH

There were a lot of visitors from all over the USA and Canada, enjoying the park, interested in how the Oregon coast was doing after the bad wind storms earlier this year.

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284 CherieE53 06/16/2021 DISPATCH

The visitors were just taking pictures 

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101 GarrettSEA 06/16/2021

Nice day on beach but very windy (20kts), clean beaches very little debris. Lots of people (more than I've ever seen on my walks). Fish & Wildlife/SEA volunteers at Coquille Point (2) protecting nesting/pupping ares and doing interpertation for visitors. 

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282 [email protected] 06/16/2021

Fairly crowded for a weekday. Stairway still in poor condition, handrails missing in many places. Beach clean. Portapotty now available at beach entrance. 

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315 tabeag 06/16/2021 DISPATCH

A tourist attempted to climb the west end of the first Bird Rock at Chapman Point for a photo opportunity, flushing two black oystercatcher parents from their nest and away from their chicks.

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339 edjoyce 06/16/2021

Everything looked normal.  The only thing unusual was the lack of marine debris.  Typically, there's lots of plastic.

Heavy-duty work continued on the So. Columbia River Jetty (see photo).

 

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339 edjoyce 06/16/2021

Everything looked normal.  The only thing unusual was the lack of marine debris.  Typically, there's lots of plastic.

Heavy-duty work continued on the So. Columbia River Jetty (see photo).

 

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315 tabeag 06/15/2021

Hiked in and out to Crescent Beach.  Tide pools look healthy and abundant.  Live mussels were dropped at regular intervals along the trail from Crescent Beach to Ecola Road, left to die and decay.  Quite a few of them were crushed or stomped on.  

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203 JLcoasties 06/14/2021

There are four Snowy Plover nesting sites roped off on Mile 203.

Parts of the beach lost a large quanity of sand over the winter and the sand has not come back.

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189 gailrobbw 06/14/2021

Graffiti covered up.  Steps to beach repaired.  Beach access to North Neptune rerouted around hazard tree.  A fire ring near entrance to North Neptune Beach.  Beach very clean other than a pallet, one piece of fence post and a beer can.  Lots of visitors enjoying picnic on a beautiful day.

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184 simmonsk 06/14/2021

It was a warm day with a low tide bringing lots of visitors to Ocean Beach.  I found an unusual amount of kelp on the beach both in the debris line and along the beach.  It appears that the crab molt is beginning.  I found a large plastic pallet at the foot of the stairs onto the beach.  It has been reported.  I also found some fishing line and a marked buoy, also reported.  There were a significant amount of large plastics on the beach as well.  The exposed rocks today had lots of mussels and sea stars.  I didn't observe any signs of wasting disease.  This was my first visit to the beach since last fall that I have not observed any rock fields. At the north end of the beach by the cave there was a large concentration of driftwood.   

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291 BerrieC 06/12/2021 DISPATCH View full report 2
293 stu and barb 06/10/2021

A fair number of people and dogs, but just 10-12 seagulls.  Debris collected was typical...beach toys,pieces of plastic, cans and bottles, plastic bags and wrappers, small pieces of rope, and way too many poop bags.  Also found a large tangle of crabbing rope that had been at sea for a very long time based on the rotting sea life on it.  We collected the smaller items in garbage bags, but we were only able to drag the rope pile up to a beach access for later pick up.

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290 BerrieC 06/09/2021

I walked for 2 hours from our home at the north end of Ocean Blvd to the Jetty and through Barview Jetty Campground. Only one hour (combined observation and reporting) was spent on Mile 290. Beach condition was typical, with no concerns noted. 

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316 tabeag 06/09/2021 DISPATCH

We carried out a fair amount of trash left behind by visitors.

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182 mj6dolphin 06/09/2021

No new changes noted. Small jelly fish and pyrosomes in the wrack line, rocks, pieces of shell and plant material. No plastic noted today.

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219 YHONA 06/08/2021

Walked along Quarry Cove and Cobble Beach at Yaquina Head. In addition to seeing live common murres, harbor seals, and cormorants, remains of a dead seal pup and 2 dead murres along with cracked murre egg at Cobble Beach were also located. 

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314 FOHRAP1 06/07/2021

A beautiful day on the beach, with lots of visitors for a Monday.  The beach was clean, very little litter.  The tide line had brown foam (diatoms, algae).  Only other remarkable observation was the erosion noted in 2 adjacent backyards. See photos.

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313 FOHRAP1 06/07/2021

Beautiful day on the beach, cloudy and pleasant. There were a surprising number of people on the beach, especially at the Tolovana walk on.  The tideline included brown foam (diatoms/phytoplankton) and algae. 

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210 mrkopplin 06/06/2021

A quiet day on the beach. Not many people and calm surf.

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204 Jon French 06/02/2021

Construction has begun on OSU's PacWave South wave energy testing project at Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site (see my previous reports). The Driftwood parking lot is closed to vehicles, however PacWave has created a walking path through the woods to provide beach access for local residents. Shipping containers line the western and northern edges of the construction site to reduce noise. The wayside's native Kinnikinnick plant, on which the threatened Seaside Hoary Elfin butterfly depends, has been protectively flagged, and a PacWave biologist monitors Driftwood Beach to insure that no threatened Western Snowy Plovers are negatively impacted by the project. It's an odd sight, walking the beach and looking up at a row of shipping containers, but it's nice to see that this long-planned project is finally underway.

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26 hobbins 06/01/2021

Warm windy day. The insects were out on the sand. One beautiful bug was blown over on its back. Its belly was bright irridescent red. When I went to flip it over the back was a bright irridescent green. Amazing colors on this bug. There were a couple ravens looking for a meal and a couple gulls. The sand was being blown hard so for the most part people were on the other side of the rock at the parking lot playing in the stream. The black flying insect that was 3 cm long looked like a termite of flying black ant or wasp. There were thousands of them there. I would have taken pictures of them but the battery went dead on the phone.

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196 Pardiatthebeach 06/01/2021

Sand is building back up on the beach. Virtually no debris even after the holiday weekend. Wrackline of empty crab shells, algae, and some sand crabs. 

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271 yakinsea 05/30/2021

The pigeon guillemot population here is by far the highest that I have ever seen.

Ladder that is at the tip, south side, may have impacted nesting common murres, none nested on the long ledge near the ladder. This is usually packed with nesting birds. I reported this to a Oregon State Parks ranger.

A motorized para-sailor skimmed the south side above the nesting murres. I reported this to Oregon Fish and Wildlife.

We picked up four kayak load's of trash from a shallow cave just north of where the cape begins. This is usually a tough landing, but reasonable on this day. 

 

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294 dmachuca 05/30/2021

Not much change from last report. Maybe an extra inch or two of rootline, but that could also just have been the wind moving loose sand below.

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297 NehalemBay 05/29/2021

This was a sunny day over the Memorial day holiday which meant lots of people around.  However, only 22 with one dog wandered down where the beach is marked to protect Snowy Plover nesting. One large group of horses from the rental went a short way along the wet sand, and two other riders leading a third horse came up from the jetty.  The sand was high up on the foredune with no steep cuts as has been the case in past years.  The beach was very long because of the low tides.  There was little wrack or human debris.  No dead birds were found, and only a few crows and gulls were fighting the blustery wind. 

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245 TerryH 05/28/2021

The calm before the holiday weekend.  This report focuses on the new riprap added to several properties just south of Roads End State Park.  Update 6/15:  per Jay Sennewald with Oregon Parks "the “new” riprap you kindly sent photos of is actually the result of a recently completed riprap repair project across two properties.  Riprap structures tend to become damaged over time from wave attack during storms, and these two properties had been previously armored, but the structure was in poor condition.  OPRD has a record of the original  riprap permit (Permit # BA-285-85), issued in 1985 for the structure.The property owners hired a contractor to restore the riprap and the contractor obtained the necessary permit from OPRD to repair the structure.  Unlike new riprap projects, repair permits are issued without a public notice.  In fact, owners are responsible for maintaining and repairing their riprap as needed over time, and repair permits are commonly issued up and down the coast."  Thanks Jay!

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286 [email protected] 05/26/2021 DISPATCH View full report 2
244 garretta 05/26/2021 DISPATCH

Did regular observation of Chinook Winds rocks, NW 44th, Lincoln City, at very low tide and population of sea stars was noticiablely less than in past years at same time of the year and tides. Sea Stars that were there were large and plump. Photos from today and from June and July 2019 for comparision. 

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199 seagazer 05/25/2021 DISPATCH

First of all, the Wakonda Beach access at mile marker 159, which was a 12' dropoff due to heavy wave errosion, has been repaired to accommodate trucks and heavy equipment access to the beach. It is once again passable although care must still be taken when going up and down. Pedestrians must be aware of the activities of the trucks and equipment going up and down the access and driving on the beach. The badly eroded property south of the access is not permitted to be armored.

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203 Nancy Thomas 05/23/2021

Beach is very flat in most areas and not suitable for Snowy Plover nesting.  Snowy Plover signs have been placed at beach access points. Dogs are not being leashed. Poles being placed vertical is not good for nesting birds.  Serve as perches for birds of prey or corvids to hunt from. Very little bird activity.  Did see 15 migrating whimbrels, the one Black-bellied Plover in winter plumage, a few Western Gulls and Common Crow.  Found tide pool areas interesting and the natural sand formations incredible. 

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316 tabeag 05/22/2021 DISPATCH

A visitor was waaayyy out on the rocks at Ecola Point, disturbing nesting seabirds.  Quite a few people walking, tidepooling and playing on the beach.  Five eagles, lots of harlequin ducks and cormorants, a few pelicans, two black oystercatcher pairs (one is nesting).  Some huge sea stars in this area.  

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315 tabeag 05/22/2021

Most of the people on Crescent Beach hiked over before low tide.  The sand bridge by Chapman Point was knee deep at low tide, so a few people crossed to Crescent Beach during that interval.

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311 browneyed 05/22/2021

Definitely a beach to visit for low tide! We walked up and down our mile and fell in love. So many cool tide pools, tons of awesome rocks, great collection of driftwood.

*Bonus scavenger hunt item: find the heavy piece of metal from Portland

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274 rogans 05/20/2021

A pleasant day to be on the beach. Conditions were good for paragliding, and a number were in the air above the Cape.

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299 cpendergrass 05/19/2021

Surprisingly few people on the beach given that Memorial Day weekend is almost here. Intrepid boogie boarders were braving the ocean's cold temperatures as a lone sand fortress stood guard. Soft foredunes are forming in the wake of the significant dune erosion from repeated severe winter storms and sand has swept up the access trails obscuring the trail posts from the beach.

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204 Jon French 05/18/2021

The Driftwood Wayside parking area is scheduled to close soon for construction of onshore infrastructure for PacWave South's long-planned wave energy testing project.  Driftwood Beach will still be accessible from Quail Street to the north and from Sandpiper accesses to the south. Construction hasn't begun yet in the parking lot, but there are now PacWave South in-ground markers at Buckley Creek and north of the Driftwood Beach access.

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248 Dr Kayak 05/17/2021

Three bald eagles at Cascade Head

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129 [email protected] 05/17/2021

A surprisingly clean beach, given this low tide.  Generally very foggy with very pleasant warm sunny breaks.  Choppy ocean with 4 fishing boats in the denser fog offshore.

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186 dbpcar 05/16/2021

Sunny day. Temp-58 degrees F. Wind- 15-20 mph, Low tide at approximately 11 am.

20 people and 5 dogs observed on beach.

6 cars in the parking lots.

Very little driftline debris observed for the second time in a row this year.

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315 tabeag 05/15/2021

All dogs off leash.

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255 bballentine 05/13/2021 View full report 0
220 DKPowell 05/13/2021

Jesse Jones asked about the pipes along the beach. I was working a Covid clinic for Lincoln County at Waldport where I met a county property assessor. I mentioned the pipes along mile 220, and the erosion there (it is affecting several houses). He concurred with my idea that the large cement pipes where probably done at some point by Newport, and that they had been replaced/moved further inland from the pumping station at 68th Street.

 

   This is the largest number of people I have seen on the beach in a LONG time. Especially since I try to get there early enough, and bad weather enough to avoid contact. I did get to my usual "Keyhole" location, it was slippery.

   There continues to be cliff erosion. The change in pipes visible or not (depending on erosion to expose them or slippage which hides them.

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184 simmonsk 05/12/2021

It was a windy day on Ocean Beach.  Since my previous visit, the sand banks are forming and the rock fields present during the winter are almost completely covered.  The stairs from Oregon Homes that had been destroyed in the King Tides have been replaced.  The concrete footings are still on the beach, not sure about their removal.  The debris line had very few plastics but lots of broken sand dollars, more than I have previously observed.  The only driftwood present is on the north end of the beach.  

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339 edjoyce 05/12/2021

Nothing unusual except for the lack of marine debris especially noticeable was the lack of plastics.

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23 Bob Harvey 05/10/2021

Illegal ATV tracks recently made running from south to north and back again. Sand has been deposited against the formerly steep foredunes.  The low tide was too high to allow access of the marine gardens. The dune grass has not turned greener yet.

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283 CherieE53 05/10/2021

The park appeared to be in good shape, the visitors were hiking and staying on the trails.

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183 millermorgan 05/08/2021

Beach had few visitors. Quiet day. Small amouts of broken clam, mussel and dungeness crab shells on the beach. Major observation was significant amounts of graffiti at the Rock Creek beach access, along the trail and on some large rocks on the beach. Large face carved into the bluff face.

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324 angela whitlock 05/05/2021

The tide was very low this morning and there was a lot of beach. I didn't find any marine debris/litter, the beach was in a gorgeous natural state. I wonder if there has been a clean up recently? The tsunami siren test happened promptly at 11:00 am. Today was a great bird watching day! I saw Canada geese, a flock of terns, adult and juvenile seagulls, whimbrels, mergansers, and killdeer. There weren't a lot of people/dogs out. Peaceful beach walk with the sun showing itself now and then. 

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214 PCTronquet 05/02/2021

We have a roped Snowy Plover nest just 20 feet south of the South Jetty access point.  The beach was very crowded on a cold, breezy morning, most of whom accessed at the S. Jetty.  I counted 55 cars parked by the jetty, and more were coming in as I left.

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26 hobbins 05/02/2021

Very cool day with the strong wind. This kept human activity to a minimum. There was a large flock of sea birds flowing something in the water out about 300 yards. We never saw what it was.

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220 Hillsideshack 04/30/2021

Not as many sea stars as I would have liked to see on the minus tide but they are definitely there. Only one sea star looked like it might have wasting disease (see photo)

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194 tietjenl 04/30/2021

A beautiful, peaceful morning on Mile 194 at a negative tide. Less marine litter collected than a few months ago. People were enjoying the trail, pebble shoreline and tidepools respectfully. No shoreline wildlife in apparent distress. No physical changes noted. 

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245 TerryH 04/29/2021

Clean beach.  No dead birds.  Nice to see a trash receptacle at the 73rd St beach access.  It was provided by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation.  The Emergency beach access at 64th St was recently graded/graveled.

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147 Lyndell 04/27/2021

Beach did not display any abnormalities as far as erosion or die offs of sealife.  One bag of trash mostly sandwich bags, plastic bags, bottles and bits of blue rope.

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183 Sandy Watch 04/26/2021

Except for myself there were people and vehicles only on the north side of Rock Creek which is called Ocean Picnic Beach. Rock creek was void of humans, pets and vehicles. Nice to see 22 curlews.

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202 Jon French 04/25/2021

At the Bayshore Beach Club beach access, I posted a "Snowy Plovers Are Here!" sign, then walked down to where two plover nests had recently been discovered and roped off. There were no birds at either nest, and later in the day another Plover Patrol volunteer confirmed that both nests had failed--one from unknown causes, the other, based on the condition of an egg at the nest, probably a victim of predation, most likely crows. A few plovers were hanging around near the two roped enclosures, and that afternoon a new nest was discovered with two eggs. Later in the week we'll help Doug Sestrich the Beach Ranger remove the enclosures around the failed nests and rope off the new nest. Last year at this time, the forty or so plovers that wintered here were dispersing to nest elsewhere, but many of the nearby beaches are flat and bare after winter storms, without the sparse vegetation and small driftwood favorable for nesting, so some nesting pairs are apparently trying their luck here, which unfortunately hasn't been very lucky so far.

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212 PhilBSB 04/21/2021

A few new drainage pipes and a new cement walkway onto the beach at the south end of the Surfland development.  A 1.4 acre ocean-front parcel was recently sold along the northern section of the Pacific Shores development.

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219 YHONA 04/21/2021

Walked the length of Quarry Cove beach as well Cobble Beach, and did not observe anything irregular. I observed multiple visitors recreating on the beaches, but few were staying in such spaces for long due to cold and overcast weather. 

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239 ORbeach 04/18/2021

A cool but calm day in a streak of very dry weather.  The harbor seals have returned to their favorite hang-out at the tip of the Salishan Spit and evidently have produced a few pups this season.  Very little trash - we only collected a few small items.

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238 Cathy238 04/18/2021

Rip-rap projects are winding down. The presence of additional rip-rap on the beach reduces the width of the beach so walking the complete Mile 238 is often impossible. 

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